We are seeing more and more people losing their cryptocurrency due to these fake apps. But Google Play Store not taking an action is more disappointing. Play Store is a hub of apps used for phishing and scams related to crypto, we recently published a report of few clone apps that were used for phishing.
In a recent Crypto scam, scammers are using the name of popular websites and other crypto entities and creating apps on their name, and distributing through Google Play Store. WalletConnect is such a fake crypto app used to steal private keys and phrases.
WalletConnect is an open-source protocol for connecting decentralized applications to mobile wallets with QR code scanning or deep linking. A user can interact securely with any Dapp from their mobile phone, making WalletConnect wallets a safer choice compared to desktop or browser extension wallets. – Source: Website
A user on Twitter noticed this fake crypto app and tweeted about it, WalletConnect’s official account quoted the tweet and confirmed that we do not have any official app, and it is a fake app available on the Play Store.
Fake scam WalletConnect app in Google play store with 1700 ratings and 4.5 star reviews. Hint: THERE IS NO WALLETCONNECT APP.
People have lost tens of thousands of dollars because of this.@GooglePlay has still not taken it down. INCOMPETENCE.https://t.co/qFsJyJOY2B
— Mikko Ohtamaa 🐮 (@moo9000) April 19, 2021
⚠️ WARNING ⚠️
Fake app stealing cryptocurrency on Google Play Store
WalletConnect does NOT have any apps
WalletConnect is a protocol
Never share you private key or seed phrase! https://t.co/J70yhuVW6r
— WalletConnect 📲 (@WalletConnect) April 19, 2021
Fake WalletConnect app details:
- Name: WalletConnect | Open protocol
- Package: com.connectwallet.protocol
- Installs: 1000+
We will update you when this app will be taken down. Stay Tuned.
Do we know what info they were taking / login deets etc?
i faced the same issue a scammer contacted me claiming to be help desk to a cryptocurrency he send me a wallet connect link i wrote my wallet phrase and scanned the QR code that they give after from my wallet i deleted my wallet now but i just want to know if that action could hack my phone also or just the wallet
It will only give access to your wallet, not the phone or anything else.
I have the same issue with mons. The scammer have my qr code and steal all my coins, But I still not deleted my trust wallet, does he will do it again to me if i store again coins in my trust wallet.
Yes he will
My trust wallet recently drained from this walletconnect app on Google play.. myself and friends in my telegram chat got it removed …..very disappointed with Google play…Complaints were there before mine
Yes , they are scammer. I lost 13 cake and 65 lac fomobaby token and .08 BNB, they steel your funds through private key or 12 words. from my meta mask
me too, I lost 10k two days ago because of this site
They are scammer and cheater. they steal your wallet and drained your crypto wallet.
having two domains 1.
Owner is same of both domains
Kindly beware don’t put your wallet secret phrase 12 digit and private key.
He is basted, cheated to many innocent people & still doing continue
I am sure that these kind of cheater, will die in the road side like DOG.
What steps should be taken if you shared your phrases with the fake wallet connect?